Monday, November 8, 2021


MR. FELTON LEE “SHORTY” SIMS, age 87 of Franklin, Georgia, formerly of Lyerly, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Georgia. Felton was born on March 27, 1934, in Lyerly, Georgia, a son of the late Willie Lee and Lerla McCutchen Sims. He was a member of Faith Temple Holiness Church in Berryton; most recently attended Emory ChapelMethodist Church in Newman, Georgia. He was retired from Valley Joist Steel Company, Fort Payne, Alabama. In addition to His parents, was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Lee Henry Sims, sisters Clevidale Hawkins, Marvelene Devalt, Christine Gary, and Mary Crane; brothers, Jack West, Fred “Doodle” Sims, Richard “Merdie” Sims, and Alfred “Bob” Sims. Mr. Sims was a strong advocate of education. He had to quit school at a young age in order to help support his family. He always encouraged others to pursue higher education.

Survivors include a daughter, Dr. Sonja Loretta Sims and granddaughter Florinda Sims, whom He loved with all his heart; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 13th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor John Mann officiating, interment in Johnson Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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